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Vol. L 

One Dollar per Year. 

Los Angeles, California, January 28, 1901. 

5 Cents per Copy. 

No. 16 


President She^rp Visits the Lodges in 
The Pa.cific Jurisdiction. 

Among the English residents of California 
there is no more popular society than the Sons 
of St. George a sterling young order, with 
ten lodges in this jurisdiction. Robert Sharp, 
the Grand President of the order, has just 
completed a tour of the California lodges, and 
reports them all in a flourishing condition. 
This tour has been unique in its way as it is 
the first time a Grand President has visited 
the lodges of his jurisdiction. 

President Sharp commenced his official tour 
on December 28tu, and was the guest of Gen¬ 
eral Gordon Lodge, of Almaden, on the even¬ 
ing of December 29th. This was the occa¬ 
sion of the installation of the officers for the 
ensuing term, and the meeting was made a 
most notable one. President Sharp acted as 
installing officer, assisted by District Deputy 
J. T. Toy. Several applications were handed 
in during the progress of the meeting. At the 
close of the regular session, adjournment was 
taken upstairs to a musical and literary pro¬ 
gram, furnished by the lodge members, then 
downstairs to an excellent banquet in the re¬ 
freshment hall, and then back upstairs again 
to a select ball, which concluded the evening’s 

Victory Lodge, of San Jose, was the next 
recipient of the'President’s visitation, but, ow¬ 
ing to an unfortunate confusion of dates, no 
regular meeting was held. 

Jubilee Lodge, of Sacramento, did itself 
proud in its entertainment of the Grand Pres¬ 
ident. They are accustomed to entertaining 
up there, and they gave their Grand Presi¬ 
dent a reception and a banquet that will be 
long remembered .by all present. The in¬ 
clemency of the weather, only increased the 
enthusiasm of the members. Two candidates 
were were shown -the teeth of the dragon in 
the latest approved style. Arrangements had 
been made for the initiation of State Treas¬ 
urer Reeves, but the unfavorable weather 
frightened him away. The banquet which 
followed was attended by many of the ladies 
of Sacramento’s select 400. 

In Victoria Lodge at Grass Valley, he found 

the members all prosperous, happy and jubi¬ 
lant over the good work they are doing for 
the order. The mines are turning out satis¬ 
factorily, and the lodge is increasing in mem¬ 
bership at a very gratifying rate. 

At Nevada City the President got in his 

best licks. The members of the order there 
had discontinued their lodge meetings some 
time before, and surrendered their charter. 
This was not in accordance with President 
Sharp’s idea of the eternal fitness of things, 
so he sallied out and secured ten applications 
for a new charter, and left a reliable deputy to 
continue the good work. 

In Dewey Lodge at Jackson, he . found a 
fine lot of workers, full of enthusiasm and 

glad to greet and salute their superior officer. 
While there, President Sharp went down into 
the famous Kennedy mine 2500 feet below 
ground, and also had the opportunity of wit¬ 
nessing the great stamp mills at work releas¬ 
ing the virgin gold from the masses of ore 

in which it has been imprisoned for cen¬ 

Gladstone Lodge, of Sutter Creek, was also 
in a flourishing condition. Times have made 
a marked change for the better in this dis¬ 
trict during the past year, and now things are 
booming on Sutter Creek again. President 
Sharp states that the banquet, toasts and se¬ 
cret work of this lodge were all the most 
ardent admirer of the order could require. 

ROBERT SHARP, Grand President Sons of St. George. 

Lodge Echoes 


His reception by the San Francisco and 
Oakland Lodges is very aptly told by the fol¬ 
lowing clipping from the British Californian: 

“The Grand President has a warm corner in 
his heart for Albion Lodge, Oakland, so named 
because not a single oak is to be found in it. 
So he says, and concludes that the town was 
given its title because its inhabitants are oak- 
hearted, which, in view of the soft-hearted re¬ 
ception he admits he received, is somewhat in 
the nature of a contradiction. But we will 
let it pass, knowing the difficulties of always 
being consistent. Albion treated the Grand 
President royally, and so Derby, Alameda, 
not to be outdone by their upstart neighbors, 
endeavored to go them one better, and for all 
that Brother Sharp would say to the contrary, 
they succeeded. VVliat Burnaby and Pickwick 
did need not be said. It is only necessary to 
state that the Grand President was glad to 
escape home next morning. They gave a 
banquet in his honor at a local restaurant, 
filled him full of the good things of life, and 
sent his soul a-soaring with high-flown com¬ 
pliments, and a wealth of good wishes that 
would be a burden for life, were he to remem¬ 
ber all. It was in every way a delightful 
gathering, and did every one good. President 
Sharp returns home in the happy conscious¬ 
ness that his tour has been a success.’' 

President Sharp is one of our best-known 
fraternal men. In addition to the distinction 
he has won in the Sons of St. George, he 
is a Past Commander of Tent No. 2, K. O. 
T. M., and a Past Master Workman of East 
Los Angeles Lodge No. 30, A. O. U. W. 

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Old time Masons gathered in numbers at 
the twenty-ninth annual banquet of the Ma¬ 
sons’ Veteran Association in New York last 
night. Not one had been a Mason less than 
twenty-one years, for that is an absolute con¬ 
dition of membership in the association. Jo¬ 
seph Lichtenstein, the oldest man in the room, 
had seen his ninety-first birthday, while Abra¬ 
ham Lyon, with 58 years of Masonry, was the 
man of longest standing in the order. Presi¬ 
dent George Arnold presided. 

Brief addresses were made by P. W. James, 
of the Philadelphia Association, Charles A. 
Shaw, of Brooklyn, and James Milligan, of 
Boston. William Sherer spoke to the toast, 
“The Veteran in Purple.” 

Ex-Postmaster Charles W. Dayton spoke 
and Derrick Brown, of Poughkeepsie, told of 
the condition of Masonry in the Orient, where 
he had traveled extensively. He suggested 
that the Masons of the United States sub¬ 
scribe $12,000 to build a temple in Jerusalem, 
where the order is supposed to have originated. 

The Rev. Cornelius R. Twing, in speaking 
on “The Ladies,” referred to the whole city 
as “mourning for Queen Victoria.” 

Los Angeles Consistory, Ancient and Ac¬ 
cepted Scottish Rite, on Friday evening elected 
the following officers to direct the destinies of 
that body for the ensuing term: Phil S. 
Thompson, Master of Kadosh ; Fred A. Hines, 
Prior; E. Frank Campbell, Preceptor; W. H. 
Hervey, Chancellor; M. H. Newmark, Orator; 
Dr. H. S. Orme. Hospitaller; F. Jordan, Reg¬ 
istrar ; S. Conradi, Treasurer. 

A1 Malaikah To Celebrate. 

The Nobles of A1 Malaikah Temple have 
commenced preparations for the reception of 
the Imperial Potentate of the Mystic Shrine, 
who will arrive at the oasis of Los Angeles at 
the head of his caravan about the 1st of March. 

There have been Masonic events in Los An¬ 
geles before, and they have been most notable 
ones, but both in the amount of money sub¬ 
scribed and in the extent of the preparations 
being made, all that has gone before has only 
been a promise of what is coming when L. B, 
Winder and his imperial caravan pitch their 
tents for a brief rest at the oasis of Los An¬ 
geles and partake of the pleasant entertain¬ 
ment that the Nobles of A1 Malaikah will have 
prepared for them. 

The object of the pilgrimage is the laying 
of the foundations for a Temple of the Mystic 
Shrine on the verdant oasis of Honolulu. A 
slight idea of the extent of the preparations 
being made may be gleaned from the sums of 
money being subscribed, and the total already 
runs well up into the thousands. 

The Entered Apprentice degree was con¬ 
ferred by Eastgate Lodge on Friday night. 

The Fellowcraft degree was conferred upon 
one candidate by Westgate Lodge, on Thurs¬ 
day night. 

Los Angeles Commandery, Knights Templar, 
conferred the Order of the Temple on Tues¬ 
day and Thursday evening, and will work in 
the same order on Thursday evening, January 
31st. The past year has been the most suc¬ 
cessful one in the history of the commandery, 
and at the present time there are 421 Knights 
enrolled, making No. 6 the largest membership 
in the State. 

Local life insurance men estimate that as 
high as from $4,000,000 to $5,000,000 will be 
paid out by English companies to policy hold¬ 
ers who had taken out insurance on Queen 
Victoria’s life, but who had no relation what¬ 
ever to the Queen. Such policies would not 

be written by companies in the United States, 
it was pointed out, for here there must be an 
“insurable interest” shown before an appli¬ 
cation would be granted, as under the law in 
this country the beneficiary must be a person 
dependent upon or pecuniarily interested in 
the life of the insured. Much of this insur¬ 
ance was carried by theatrical managers who 
thus protected themselves against the falling 
off in attendance at the plays while England 
ir in mourning. 

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The Daughters of Rebekah of Ogden have 
succeeded in locating Rev. W. H. Springer, 
of Jamaica, L. I., who mysteriously disap¬ 
peared last July, in the chain gang in that city. 
Mrs. Springer is a member of the order, and 
the manner in which her sisters traced the 
recalcitrant husband through five states speaks 
in the most eloquent manner for fraternalism 
in the order. Even the prison walls were not 
proof against them. 

The following officers of Enterprise En¬ 
campment were installed on Friday night, 
under the direction of D. D. G. P., W. G. Mc- 
Gaugh : Grand Junior Warden, H. S. Brown; 
Senior Warden, H. S. Quackenbush; Grand 
High Priest, E. J. Crandall; Grand Scribe, 
J. A. Smith; Grand Treasurer, F. E. Palmer. 
At the conclusion of the installations, the 
Golden Rule degree was conferred on one 

At the regular meeting of the I. O. O. F. 
General Relief Board on Sunday last, the 
following officers were elected for the en¬ 
suing term: J. G. Boyle, president; Wm, 
Preston, vice-president; H. S. Brown, secre¬ 
tary; J. G. Kolff, treasurer. 

The Grand Lodge degree team drilled in 
the initiatory work of the order on Wednes¬ 
day night, preparatory to initiating the mem¬ 
bers of the new Glendale Lodge on Saturday 

On Tuesday night Semi-Tropic conferred 
Ihe second degree on one candidate, and will 
confer the third degree on Tuesday evening, 
January 29th. 

On Wednesday night, Los Angeles Lodge 
conferred the first degree on three candidates 
and will confer the second degree on the same 
class 011 January 31st. 

On Friday night, February 1st, the Royal 
Purple degree will be conferred on one can¬ 
didate by Orange Grove Encampment. 

FI. S. Smett, of Idaho, and D. H. Keysor, 
of Utah, have been visiting in the local Odd 
Fellow circles during the past week. 

On the evening of January 24th, Good Will 
conferred the initiatory degree on two candi¬ 

A New Lodge Ha.ll. 

The rooms of the new athletic club build¬ 
ing on South Spring street are being fitted 
up by E. J. Brent for lodge purposes. The 
space is divided into one large and two small 
lodge rooms. Ramona Parlor, of the Native 
Sons, and Los Angeles Division of the Uni¬ 
form Rank, K. O. T. M., are said to have 
already engaged quarters in the large hall. 
The building is well adapted to lodge pur¬ 
poses and will doubtless become quite popu- 

Never trust an ungrateful man. 
Remember the poor. 

Lodge Echoes 


Men Who Rob the Fraternal Orders 
To Win Their Insurance. 

The fraternal beneficiary societies have little 
to fear from any collusion of deputy, physi¬ 
cian and beneficiary, often so fatal to the old 
line companies, for the reason that every new 
member has to come before the lodge for ini¬ 
tiation, and a new candidate on his last legs 
would be shown up at once. With the fra- 
ternals, however, the proofs of death are not 
as a rule investigated as thoroughly as in the 
old line companies, and occasionally a man 
moves off into another state and “lives hap¬ 
pily ever afterwards,” on his own life policy. 
Ine Modern Woodman for January gives 
an instance in which that society was saved 
$2,000 by the shrewdness and sagacity of a 
local deputy. 

Jno. C. Coger, of Nebraska City, Missouri, 
on November 19th, took two of his children 
and two of a neighbor’s children across the 
river fishing and hunting. About three o’clock 
in the afternon they returned to the river. 
The children being cold. Coger built a fire 
for them to warm themselves by and told 
them while they were getting warm he would 
go up the river, alnog the bank a ways, and 
would be back soon. In about ten minutes, 
according to the story told by the children, 
they heard him call out: “Come here, quick !” 
They went up the river but could not find him. 
They hunted him until nearly dark, and then 
returned home. Some one asked them where 
their father was, and they told him about his 
disappearance, and said they guessed he was 
drowned. It soon became noised about the 
city and Deputy Charles L. Wells heard of it. 
lie got two of the Neighbors of the Nebraska 
City Camp and went to the home of Mrs. 
Coger, and asked her if it was true that 
Coger was drowned. She said that she did 
not know; he had not come home yet. Wells 
began to question the children and Coger’s 
wife, but could not find out much of the par¬ 
ticulars. The children were studying their 
lessons. The oldest girl, about 19 years of 
age, was playing on the organ, and there was 
no evidence of grief, as one might naturally 
expect were there any doubt as to whether 
or not the husband and father was alive or 
lying at the bottom of the river cold and 
dead. Deputy Wells became suspicious and 
reported the matter to Sheriff Brower and 
Venerable Consul Wilson, who is the county 
attorney. Mr. Brower and Mr. Wells went 
back and saw the family, and when they left 
told the family not to go to the river in the 
morning until they came and went with them; 
but the next morning members of the family 
went over about six o’clock, and when the 
sheriff and Deputy Wells started for the river 
they met them coming back. They had one 
of Coger’s hats, which they said they had 
found on the banks of the river. A man 
named Harsh was with them and said he had 
found the hat. Although it had been raining 
all the night, Deputy Wells saw that the hat 
was dry. Sheriff Brower and Wells went 


over and investigated the matter as much as 
possible. Sheriff Brower concluded that Co¬ 
ger was certainly in the river, while Deputy 
Wells concluded that he certainly was not. 
They both reported iheir conclusions to the 
camp that night, November 20th. The camp 
seemed to agree with Mr. Brower that Coger 
was in the river, and authorized Venerable 
Consul Wilson to take measures to recover 
the body. The next day Deputy Wells ques¬ 
tioned the neighbor’s children who were over 
the river with Coger and his suspicions were 
increased. He found out that Coger origin¬ 
ally came from Missouri. He took the train 
Wednesday night for Missouri. At Nebraska 
City he found that a man answering the de¬ 
scription of Coger had caught a freight train 
for the south on Monday night. Deputy Wells 
did some nice detective work, and was re¬ 
warded for his diligence by locating Coger 
at Falls City, two week'* later. In the mean¬ 
time his wife had employed an attorney to 
collect Coger’s insurance and had visited him 
twice while the attorney was prosecuting the 

The Head Gamp made Deputy Wells a hand¬ 
some present for his excellent work and is 
now deliberating on the proper steps to be 
taken to punish Coger’s perfidy. 

This commendable action of Deputy Wells 
should lead the members of all other orders 
to investigate most thoroughly every case 
of mysterious disappearance in its member¬ 
ship. The temptation to swindle is great and 
it can only be prevented by a thorough in¬ 
vestigation in every case. It is sometimes 
stated that the champion mean man is the one 
who will attempt to defraud a fraternal order 
to collect his life insurance. The word mean, 
however, fails to express the enormity of his 
offence. The word criminal should be in¬ 
serted instead. 

A successful traveling man of the “smart 
set,” gives the following rules of conduct for 
the new drummer. Most of them are simply 
lodge echoes in a new dress: 

Protect a woman’s honor. 

Laugh when you are a loster. 

Flonesty is the best policy—I’ve tried both. 

Don’t hurt other people’s feelings. 

Give where you ought to give. 

If the other fellow lets you alone, let him 

Mix hard when you have to mix or do not 
mix at all. 

Let worry alone. 

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Vol, I. Los Angeles, Cal, Monday, January 28, 1901 No. 16 

Lodge Echoes will spare no endeavor to furnish timely and valuable news and 
information to all interested in any of the local secret orders and fraternal 
societies. Seasonable news from local lodges pertaining to prospective socials or 
outings, movements of prominent lodge members and items of general interest to 
lodge goers is at all times welcome. 

Address all communications to Lodge Echoes, 258 So. Main St., Los Angeles, Cal. 

In Memoriam. 

The bells are tolling their requiem, and streamers of black float 
lazily on the air; the boys are shouting lustily in the streets, and people 
are telling one another with hushed voices up among the tall buildings 
that the Queen is dead. The time was when the girl Victoria was . 
glorified by the title of Queen; the time is when the title of Queen is' 
glorified by the woman Victoria. There are many rulers in Continental 
Europe, but to the American mind there is but one Queen, and that is 
that noble little woman who lived past eighteen Presidents, five Sultans, 
four Czars, six Emperors, four Queens and thirty Kings. Of the 
thousand European statesmen who smiled when she took up the crown 
not one has lived to weep that she has laid it down. She wedded the 
man her heart chose, and lived a holy, happy, domestic life. She saw 
a grandchild upon the throne of Germany, and sixty of her descendants 
holding the destinies of Europe. 

The title of Queen wears a new fragrance since she has worn the 
crown. That righteousness exalts a nation she demonstrated through 
two generations. She lived and loved and died, and left no blot upon 
her reign—the longest and most glorious in all English history. The 
British Empire seems to have struck twelve, and another Victoria 
seems impossible, but till the last Saxon's last breath will Englishmen 

Her court >vas pure, her life serene; 

God gave her peace; her hand reposed 
A thousand claims to reverence closed 
In her as mother, wife and Queen. 

A Lost Art. 

Last week a servant girl was taken suddenly ill while down town 
shopping and died within a few minutes. The coroner's jury on Sat¬ 
urday gave a verdice of death by poison. We note with surprise that 
the kind of poison used is not stated, for, though not well known, it 
is nevertheless true, that the progress of science during the past decade 
has been such that secret poisoning is now an absolute impossibility—at 
any rate by means of drugs. 

When you see the villain of a play “administer a cup of poison, 
ha! ha!” to his unsuspecting victim, and that victim drops dead with 
the cup in his hand, as if he had received a bullet in the brain, you 
may write the author of the play down an ignoramus; no poison will 
do that. 

Strychnine runs prussic acid very close in deadliness, both for time 
and quantity, but. acting on the cerve centers, it causes a terrible, pain¬ 
ful and by no means instantaneous end. It is. of course, a vegetable 
poison, derived from a nut, or bean, the nux vomica, whereas prussic 
acid is a chemically prepared artificial product. 

Both these deadly drugs are very readily detected, not only from 
their physiological effects, but also by means of chemical analysis. 
It is not so many years ago that the detection of arsenic was consid¬ 

ered something of a feat, depending principally upon microscopical ex¬ 
amination, and therefore unreliable except in the case of large over¬ 
doses, when sufficient unassimilated particles remained for recognition. 
Nowadays a forty-thousandth pari of a grain in the human body can 
be identified with absolute certainty and the utmost ease by chemical 
analysis, by means of Marsh's or Rensch’s tests. 

The only form of poison which can be used with any chance of 
the analyst not being able to state with absolute certainty in what form 
it was administered is an animal one, and not a drug—either bacterio¬ 
logical toxin, which is costly either to produce or to purchase, and 
difficult to administer, or some of the poisons that exist in putrid and 
putrefying fish and meat. These no sane person will take, owing to 
the offensive smell and taste of any food in which they are present. 
So that secret poisoning may now be reckoned a thing of the past, one 
of the lost arts. 

The Insurance Swindler. 

The current reports of both the “old line” companies and the Fra- 
ternals show that ilfe insurance swindlers have been very busy during 
the past year. The mutual companies’ losses have chiefly been through 
the collusian of the medical examiner, the beneficiary and the company’s 
agent. The scheme has been to take some person known to be on the 
point of death, secure from the medical examiner a statement that he 
is in good health, write him up for ten or twenty thousand, and at his 
death divide the proceeds. The Continental Insurance Company, of 
New Jersey, has lost nearly $100,000 in insurance during the past year, 
through the perfidy of Thos. J. Kelley, ex-prize-fighter, a physician in 
Bellevue Hospital, New York, and an undertaking establishment on 
Union Hill, N. J. In this case it appears that substitution was added 
to the crime of doctored insurance. The company’s agent has been 
arrested, and is now in the Jersey City jail, awaiting trial, but the com¬ 
pany is finding considerable difficulty in making a charge of collusion 
stick against the medical examiner and the undertaker. 

The exquisite torture which the prim and precise blue-stocking, 
reared beneath the shadow of old Faneuil Hall, suffers when compelled 
to listen to “English as she is spoke” west of the Hudson river is again 
accentuated by a Boston girl’s taking poison while witnessing the per¬ 
formance of a Chicago gaiety troupe at a New Haven theater last week. 
Bad plays and poison are like the small boy’s essay on pins: “Pins 
save hundreds of lives every year by people’s not swallowing them.” 
Hundreds of lives are saved at theaters every year by the poison’s not 
being on hand. 

Fraternity is the biggest word in the dictionary. It spells charity, 
love, duty, discipline, self-denial, life and death. It is the mantle that 
covers all that is best in man and woman. It serves to put all men 
on a common footing, and to make the whole world kin. 

Several parties have called at our office during the past week to 
inquire why the directories of certain lodges are omitted. The direc¬ 
tory of a lodge is only carried in our columns when its membership 
has furnished ten paid-up subscriptions to Lodge Echoes. 

Fraternity embodies the love of man. Life without fraternity is 
not worth living. The sun could not shine so brightly on a world 
without it. The flowers could not bloom, and the birds could not sing 
without it. Fraternity is one of the lives of the spirit; if we were 
without it, we would be heartless, we would lack the appreciation of 
the beautiful. 

Many of the lodges are arranging for century souvenirs in the 
shape of neat little pamphlets containing half-tones of the officers and 
a brief history of the lodge, the idea being that by the century’s end 
these souvenirs will be treasured up and be regarded as rare curiosi¬ 

A report from fifty-eight courts of Independent Order of Foresters 
out of a total of one hundred and seventy, shows an increase of mem¬ 
bership in this State during the last six months of one hundred and 


A very familiar figure in local A. O. U. 
W. circles is Past Master Win. Meek, of 
East Los Angeles Lodge, No. 230. For seven¬ 
teen years, through sunshine and shadow, he 
has followed the destinies of his lodge, and 
is today one of its most trusted officers. He 

has several times acted as delegate to the 
Grand Lodge of the state, and is at present 
a member of the committee of appeals of that 

A public installation of the officers of five 
lodges of the A. O. U. W. was held in Odd 
Fellows’ hall on the evening of January 17th. 
Past Master Johnson, of Los Angeles Lodge, 
acted as chairman and preliminary addresses 
on the aim and objects of the order were given 
by Past Master Devereux and Grand Fore¬ 
man Morrison. Past Master Mitchell, of Uni¬ 
versity Lodge, acted as installing officer and 
the work was performed in an impressive 
manner. These ceremonies were followed by 
refreshments and dancing. The ceremonies 
were well attended, more than 500 Workmen 
and their friends being present. 

On Wednesday evening Grand Foreman 
Morrison and Past Master Johnson attended 
a public installation of officers at El Monte. 
Past Master Evans, of Monrovia, acted as in¬ 
stalling officer. At the conclusion of the 
regular ceremonies refreshments were served 
and the exercises were concluded with danc¬ 
ing. The Grand Foreman reports El Monte 
Lodge to bein a flourishing condition. 

On Thursday night Grand Foreman Mor¬ 
rison, P. G. M. Booth and P. M/s Mitchell 
and Swift attended a public installation of 
officers at Pasadena. An address on the aims 
of the order was delivered by the Grand 
Foreman and the installation exercises were 
followed by refreshments and dancing. 

On Thursday evening the following offi¬ 
cers of East Los Angeles Lodge were offi¬ 
cially installed in their respective chairs for 
the ensuing term: 

Master Workman, J. A. Thomas; Overseer, 
A. Chasay; Foreman, Hubbard; Recorder, H. 
Harry White; Financier, A. H. Plenning; Re¬ 
ceiver, Wm. Meek. 

At the conclusion of the ceremonies re¬ 

freshments were served and a pleasant even¬ 
ing was spent by all present. 

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Lac Fiesta. Goes Calling. 

One of the largest pilgrimages ever yet un¬ 
dertaken by any local fraternal organization 
was the Woodmen excursion to San Diego 
lats Saturday afternoon. The officers and 
splendidly drilled team of La Fiesta Camp, 
No. 63, were accepting the invitation of Mira¬ 
mar Camp, No. 54, to illustrate the secret and 
ritualistic work as done by the crack team of 
the state, to the boys of the City of Bay’n Cli¬ 
mate. The following are the officers: 

Geo. I. Kyte, P. C. C.; T. L. Chapin, C. C.; 
J | P. Wansue, A. L.; L. D. Swartwout, 
banker; John FI. Foley, clerk; E. C. Van Bus- 
kirk, C. M. Hoff, managers; Geo. G. Parker, 
sentry; and the team was composed of the 
following members: 

John H. Foley, Captain; C. J. Thompson, 
B. A. Taylor, L. R. Labory, Fred A. Frazier, 
Chas. McLaughlin, Jos. L. Freitas, Al. Mae- 
der, A. J. Reynolds, C. V. Glasgow, Max 
Meeswick, E. C. Van Buskirk, and Chas. M. 

The following prominent Woodmen also at¬ 
tended as guests of the Fiesta Camp: Mayor 
M. P. Snyder, Police Surgeon Dr. Clarence 
Pierce, Luther Flood, J. H. Clark, Chas. M. 

Stamm, W. P. Jeffries, W. H. Flarrison, D. 
Rothgeb, Dr. W. M. Johnston, and E. E. 
Silpli, clerk of Pasadena Camp. 

The occasion was made memorable by the 
fact that Mayor Capps of San Diego, was ini¬ 
tiated as the 400th candidate for Miramar 

Plead Adviser Chas. H. Bartholomew was 
the guest of honor. 

The work of the officers and team of La 
Fiesta Camp was perfection itself, and elicited 
long and continued applause from the mem¬ 
bers at San Diego. 

After the initiatory ceremonies at the Hall 
the Choppers repaired to the Brewster Hotel, 
where a banquet was served, covers being laid 
for 160 Woodmen. A love feast was held 
afterwards, with Cassius Carter as the toast¬ 
master, and a good one he was, too. Toasts 
were responded to by Mayor Snyder, Dr. Wm. 
M. Johnson, John H. Foley, J. A. Brown, of 
this city, and Mayor Capps, D. Danie, D. 
Collier, Jr., C. H. Bartholomew, and A. H. 
Sweet, of San Diego. 

The next morning the party drove over to 
Coronado in tally-hos, and after luncheon 
took the train back t this city. It was the 
most successful trip ever made by La Fiesta 
aCmp, and everyone spoke in the highest 
terms of the hospitality of Miramar Camp. 

A big crusade is on in La Fiesta Camp. 
The entire membership is divided into four 
teams to compete for new members until 
March 31st, 1901. The camp has offered as 
a prize for the team securing the most new 
members a purse of $25.00 in bold, and the 
two teams securing the least number of ap¬ 
plications will give a banquet at the Van 
Nuys Hotel to their most fortunate Neighbors 
and themselves. Woodman. 


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Los Angeles Tent No. 2. 

J£. iM. Guthrie, K. K. 

Meets every Wednesday, 1291 $ West First st. 

Semi-Annual Report of No. 2. 

1 ent No. 2 imitated one candidate, elected 
another and received five applications at its 
Wednesday night meeting. The boys are now 
out rustling for new members in order to 
get tickets for the banquet. A committee of 
three have been appointed to arrange for a 
soevial dance in the lodge rooms on the even¬ 
ing of February 21st. 

1 he reports of the Financial Secretary and 
that of the Recording Secretary for the six 
months ending December 31 were read and 
referred to the auditing committee. The 
standing of the funds is as follows: Balance 
in sick department, $2,793.55; in general fund, 
$696.41; in Tent building, fund, $7,395.11; 
During the past six months the tent has re¬ 
ceived for assessments $10,228.21, and during 
that time three death losses amounting to 
$4.cco insurance, have been paid, leaving a 
balance of more than $6,000 which this tent 
has contributed to the order. 

On Tuesday afternoon C. V. Miller, a mem¬ 
ber of I ent No. 2, was buried under the aus¬ 
pices of the tent at Evergreen Cemetery. The 
deceased has been a member of Tent No. 2 
for five years and carried $7,000 insurance. 
He leaves a wife and one child. 

E. P. Shewman, of Tent No. 2, died in Mesa 
City, Arizona, on January 20th. He had been 
a member of the tent for nine years. At the 
lime of his death he was editing the Mesa 

California Banner Tent received one appli¬ 
cation on Yvednesday night and appointed 
Messrs. Steele, Vickers and Ellsworth a 
permanent committee to confer with ladies 
of California Banner Hive No. 3 upon so¬ 
cials and entertainments under the good of 
the order. For some time past No. 6 has 
been remiss in regard to the social features 
of the order, but all this is now past historj 
and if present indications count for anything. 
No. 6 is going to be one of the star social 
bodies of the local fraternal circles. 

On J hnrsday night the Knights of Division 
No. 6. U. R., of Pasadena, came over in a 
body to witness the work of Los Angeles Di¬ 
vision No. 2. The fine tactical drill given by 
the local division at the Tournament of Roses 
awakened in the Pasadena boys a desire to 
see more of that kind of thing—hence the 
visit. The local knights appreciate the high 
compliment Pasadena division has paid them 
and in return have arranged to attend the 
hal cn masque of the Pasadena division on 
January 31st in a body. This exchange of 
friendly courtesies is giving new life to Mac- 
cab eeisnf in the Uniform Rank. 



Glendora Lodge No. 105 installed 
officers Tuesday night, assisted by the offi¬ 
cers and team of Pasadena, who went over 
in a tally-ho, making music along the way. 

Mrs. E. R. Ncidig visited Azusa Lodge and 
installed the officers Tuesday night. 

Supreme President C. P. Dandy went to 
Redlands Thursday to officiate at a public 
installation of officers of Redlands Lodge No. 
27. From there he goes to Corona for a 
public installation of the officers of Corona 
Lodge No. 33, Friday evening*. 

Long Beach Lodge No. 79 initiated eight 
members last Saturday night and held a com¬ 
petitive drill in floor work between a team 
made up of eight young ladies and one com¬ 
posed of eight young men. Supreme Presi¬ 
dent C. P. Dandy acted as judge, and being 
naturally gallant, we believe he was inclined 
to favor the young ladies, though both teams 
did remarkably well. Refreshments were 
served at the close of the meeting and a gen¬ 
eral good time enjoyed. 

Hermonsa Lodge No. 32 abandoned their 
regular monthly open meeting this week on 
account of the recent death of the Supreme 
Past President, G. S. Bartholomew. Two 
candidates were initiated at the regular meet¬ 
ing and several applications received. 

Oakland closes the year 1900 with a mem¬ 
bership of 538, Hermosa following with 458. 

Twenty-five members of Laurel Lodge No. 
136 went to Santa Monica last Saturday night 
and publicly installed the officers of Santa 
Monica Lodge No. 133. President E. P. 
Rowell officiated as installing officer. An in¬ 
teresting program was rendered including an 
address by W. S. Montgomery, of Los An¬ 

Supreme Secretary E. A. Beck, of the Fra¬ 
ternal Brotherhood, has been greeting his 
friends for the past few days in a mysterious 
whisper, not, however, on account of the se¬ 
cret information he wishes to convey, but be¬ 
cause of an attack of bronchitis. 

Washington Lodge held an interesting 
meteing on Wednesday night. Two applicants 
were initiated, and several applications were 
received. The good of the order committee 
served a tamale lunch at the close of the 
regular session. Supreme Vice-President 
Neidig and Mesdames Howard and Evans, of 
Hermosa, were the guests of honor. The 
new officers are instituting a lively campaign 
for members and Washington Lodge is forg¬ 
ing rapidly to the front. 

1 ulare Lodge through the efforts of Or¬ 
ganizers Hood and Edgar, have extended in¬ 
vitations for an open meeting on Monday 
night, and a fine program has been prepared. 

Henry J. Heitkam, an Indianapolis grocery- 
man and Treasurer of a Modern Woodman 
camp, who disappeared several weeks ago, 
owing $1000 to that order, returned again last 
week, but is unable to give any account of his 


A social smoker will be given by Golden 
State Camp on Wednesday evening, January 
30th, at the lodge rooms in Pythian Castle, A 
musical and literary program lias been pre¬ 
pared for the occasion and a general good 
time is promised all who attend. 

Six applications were received by Golden 
State Camp at its Wednesday evenin’s meet¬ 
ing. Visitors were present from several East¬ 
ern camps. 

An invitation was received to attend a grand 
social entertainment given by the Woodmen 
and Royal Neighbors of Pasadena on Monday 
night, January 28th. The program prepared 
for the occasion is a most elaborate one, a 
ghost dance and basket social among the 
interesting features. Sixty members of Golden 
State have chartered a special car for the 

M. M. Myers, Venerable Consul of Golden 
State, has been chosen delegate to the state 
encampment at Sacramento in February. 

The relief committee states that while many 
cases of sickness are reported in the camp 
none of them are of a serious nature, and the 
general health of the camp is good. A meet¬ 
ing of this committee was held at Dr. Bas¬ 
sett s office on Monday night for the purpose 
of electing a new board of managers for that 

Deputy E. E. Deaver will institute a camp 
of Modern Woodmen at Salinas on January 
30th. Salinas is becoming rather prominent 
in fraternal circles as nearly all the leading 
fraternal beneficiary societies have lodges 
there, and there is always room for one more. 

The state convention of the Modern Wood¬ 
men society will be held at Sacramento on 
February 13th. About fifty delegates have 
been elected from Southern California. Ar¬ 
rangements are being made for the delegates 
from all the Southern counties to meet in Los 
Angeles on February nth and go up in a 
special car. 1 he state school for deputies will 
be held in Sacramento at the same time, so 
things are liable to be pretty lively in Wood¬ 
men circles for the next thirty days. 

The thirty days’ campaign of District Dep¬ 
uty House and his assistants for a charter 
list foi a new camp has been highly success¬ 
ful. One hundred applications have been re¬ 
ceived and forwarded to the Head Camp, and 
the new charter should arrive about February 
15th. The statement is often made that all 
the available fraternal material in Los An¬ 
geles has been taken up, but this record of 
Mr. House and his deputies shows that there 
is all kinds of material lying around loose and 
all that is lacking is good, live deputies to 
make use of it. 

A new camp of Modern Woodmen of Amer¬ 
ica with thirty charter members, will be in¬ 
stalled at Corona by Deputy Simons on Feb¬ 
ruary 7th. 

A camp of Modern Woodmen is being or¬ 
ganized at Elsinore. A good charter list has 
already been obtained and the camp will be 
instituted about the middle of February. 

Lodge Echoes 


On Wednesday evening, January 23rd, the 
following officers of Corona Parlor, N. S. G. 
W., were installed by Senior Past President 
D. W. Edelman, with appropriate ceremonies: 

Past President, J. R. Pitts; President, H. 
Laubershimer; First Vice President, L. S. 
Nordlinger; Second Vice President, M. Liss- 
ner; Third Vice President, A. J. Rothe; Sec¬ 
retary, L. A. Bodkin; Treasurer, A. D. Bar¬ 

At the conclusion of the regular ceremonies 
refreshments were served by the good of the 
order committee, and a very pleasant evening 
was spent by all present. 

m * * 

FORESTERS of the Father of Forestry. 

In the death 01 Colonel Alonzo B. Caldwell, 
which sad event took place last week at his 
home in Syracuse, N. Y., the Independent Or¬ 
der ot Foresters has been called upon to suffer 
an irreparable loss. Colonel Caldwell was not 
only one of the most active in promoting the 
welfare and interests of the order; not only 
a Past Supreme Chief Ranger, but was the 
very founder ot our order, having been the 
one who, on that memorable 17th of June, 
1874. was mainly instrumental in bringing 
tne Independent Order of Foresters into ex¬ 
istence. Many letters received at the office 
of the High Court of California, from Bro. 
Caldwell, showed with what pleasing anti¬ 
cipations he looked forward to his approach¬ 
ing visito to California, at the time of the 
meeting of the Supreme Court at Los An¬ 
geles, in the early spring of 1902, anticipations 
which, however, can never be realized. 

The surplus fund of the I. O. F., on Jan¬ 
uary 1st inst., was $4,483,359.07. On January 
1st, iqcd, it stood at the sum of $3,773,543.58, 
thus showing an increase for the year 1900 
of $704,815.49. 

During the month of December last the 
Medical Board reviewed 11,213 applications 
for membership in the whole order. Of this 
number 379 applications were from the jur- 
isdistion of California. 

The secretary of Court Sanger, I. O. F., 
turned a trick for his order by getting a 
check for the insurance of John A. Redfield 
just seventeen days after his death. Mr. 
Redfield belonged to several other fraternal 
orders, but the Forester check was the first 
one in, and as a result Court Sanger is having 
a boom. 

High Chief Ranger McEl fresh returned 
from his northern trip on Thursday morning. 

He has been in tne north for ten days, pre¬ 
siding at the installation of the new officers 
of the Central and Northern courts. 

On the 16th he was the guest of Court Sel¬ 
ma, a newly instituted court and instructed 
its officers and members in the secret work 
of the order. On Thursday evening, the 
17th, he officiated at a union installation at 
Fresno, when, at a public meeting lie installed 
the officers of Courts Kingsburg, No. 719; 
Fowler, No. 749, and Fresno, No. 763, the 
triple installation being followed by a most 
interesting program, feasting and dancing. On 
Friday evening, the 18th, he attended a public 
meeting held by the members and friends of 
Court Visalia, No. 3891, when he installed the 
officers of that Court and addressed the as¬ 
sembled audience on matters forestric. On 
Saturday, the igth, the High Chief Ranger 
proceeded to San Francisco, a matter of vital 
interest to one of the courts of that city de¬ 
manding his official attention and presence. 
He will return to Los Angeles on Thursday, 
the 24th. 

On Thursday evening, the 17th, the High 
Secretary, W. H. Perry, attended an open 
meeting held under the auspices of Court 
Azusa, No. 4044, at Azusa. A public installa¬ 
tion of the newly elected officers of the court, 
together with an address on Forestry by the 
High Secretary, coupled with a short pro¬ 
gram, made the evening pass all too quickly. 

On Friday evening, the 18th, the officers- 
elect of Court Occident, No. 467, were duly 
installed at a closed meeting of the court, 
High Secretary W. H. Perry acting as in¬ 
stalling officer. The installation was followed 
by a “smoker,” which was participated in by 
quite a large number of the members of the 
court, and visiting brethren. This court, dur¬ 
ing the eleven years of its existence, has al¬ 
ways met on the first and third Friday even¬ 
ings of each month. It now has under con¬ 
sideration the holding of weekly meetings, 
one of said weekly meetings to he devoted 
entirely to special purposes and entertain¬ 

On Thursday afternoon, the 17th, the newly 
elected officers of Companion Court Los An¬ 
geles, No. 18, were duly installed into their 
respective offices, Companion Mrs. W. E. 
Reavis acting as installing officer. The in¬ 
stallation was followed by a most elaborate 
“spread” in the banquet room adjoining the 

On Wednesday evening, the 30H1 inst., Com¬ 
panion Court Morris Vineyard, No. 153, will 
hold another one of the social functions for 
which this court has become noted during the 
past two years. A very fine program is be¬ 
ing prepared, and an evening of much pleas¬ 
ure and enjoyment is assured to all who at¬ 

Court University, No. 61, will give a social 
entertainment and dance on Wednesday even¬ 
ing, the 30th inst. All who have had the 
pleasure of attending similar functions given 
by this court will understand that a good 
lime is assured. 



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Los Angeles, Cal. 

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E. A. BECK. Sup. Sec’y. 

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YY. S. Hancock Council No. 20. 

Meets every Thursday night in Lindley Hall, 
corner 16th and Main sts. 

G. A. Slocum, R. S. 

Union Council No. 5. 

Meets every Friday night at 228 N. Main st. 

W. C. Lilley, R. S. 

DAUGHTERS OF LIBERTY— Columbia Council No. 4. 
Meets 2nd and 4th Wednesday nights of each month 
in Lindley Hall, corner 16th and Main sts. 

Miss Stella Reynolds, R. S. 


Lodge Echoes 


On Friday night Colonels Adolph and 
Scarborough paid an official vis it to the Pyth¬ 
ian Lodge at Long Beach. The Long Beach 
Knights had not been apprised of their com¬ 
ing. but proceeded with true Pythian spirit to 
make them welcome when they appeared. At 
the regular meeting of the lodge the rank 
of Page was conferred on one candidate, and 
the Knight rank in amplified form upon an¬ 

Los Angeles Lodge acted on five applica¬ 
tions at its Friday night’s meeting, and Mara¬ 
thon, Gauntlet and Sampson are all recruiting 
their ranks rapidly. It is to be noted, however, 
that no deputy work is being done—K. P. 
lodges do not do business that way—and that 
all the candidates are given a searching ex¬ 
amination. both physically and morally, be¬ 
fore their applications are accepted. 

The Colonels opened a muster roll for the 
Uniform Rank, and nine recruits were secured 
and prospects are good for many more. Col¬ 
onel Adolph says that Long Beach is going 
to have good company.—and the Colonel has 
never failed to keep his word with a Pythian 
yet, so the Uniform Rank, K. P., may depend 
upon a company of recruits from Long Beach. 

Mrs. C. R. Stebbins. Grand President of the 
Rathbone Sisters, will be in the city on Wed¬ 
nesday on her way from San Pedro, at which 
place she will install the new officers of the 
Temple on Wednesday night. Mrs. Stebbins 
is making a tour of all the lodges in the State, 
and has been doing inestimable .good for the 
order in her jurisdiction. 

The ladies of Purity .Temple, Rathbone Sis¬ 
ters, paid an official visit to Moneta on Satur¬ 
day afternoon for the purpose of organizing 
a temple at that place. They report a most 
successful visit, and state that a charter list 
has been opened and several have already pre¬ 
sented applications. 

A special dispensation has been received by 
the local Knights of Pythias lodges, whereby 
candidates are carried through the Knight rank 
on a payment of $10 initiation, and the result 
has been that all the lodges are flooded with 

On Saturday night one candidate was ini¬ 
tiated by Purity Temple, and two applications 
were received. 

The “Weary Willies*' Combine. 

I he fhird annual convention of ‘‘The Amer¬ 
ican Order of Hoboes” was held in Jackson¬ 
ville, Fla., last week. This order has repre¬ 
sentatives in all the States and Territories, 
and the convention was attended by more than 
300 delegates. The exercises are said to have 
been conducted with much dignity and solem- 

Ihe place of their next meeting has been 
carefully concealed, but there are many rea¬ 
sons to believe that Southern California has 
been selected. It is probably unknown to most 
of our readers that “Weary Willie” and 
“Dusty Rhodes” are members of what they 
consider the greatest fraternal order on earth. 

In nearly every city they have a rendezvous 
where the unfortunate of their order arc cared 
for. It seems rather incongruous, but it is a 
fact that few of them allow themselves to par¬ 
take 01 the charity of the order. The plan 
which they follow is to pay in part of their 
“earnings” when they arc succesful to some 
chariatble institution, which will care for 
them when they are in distress. It is said that 
the San Fernando-street mission is the recip¬ 
ient of much money given in this way. 


At the regular meeting of Montgomery 
Council, Y. M. L, on Tuesday evening, Jan¬ 
uary 22nd. two candidates were initiated and 
three applications for membership were pre¬ 
sented. This council will attend the dedica¬ 
tion of the Sisters’ School at Santa Monica 
in a body on February 22nd. The members 
of Victor Council have also signified their 
intention of attending, so there is every pros¬ 
pect for the order’s being well represented 
on that occasion. 

Dr. J. McGarry, of Montgomery Council, 
returned home from an extended Eastern visit 
on Thursday. 


Yosemite Lodge No. 41., Meets every Wednesday 
night at 351 Souili Broadway. 

Oliver Lippineott, Past President. 


Los Angeles Lodge No 90. 

Meets every Tuesday at 125% South Spring st., 
at 8 p. m. 

F. B. Veasey, Recorder, 101 North Broadway. 


Magnolia Grove No. 97. Meets at 128 N. Main st., 
iu Druid’s Hall, every Friday. 

D. C. Romano, Nohle Arch. 

A. K. Bayer, Secretary, 606 Turner Street. 

Los Angeles Grove No. 80. Meets Tuesday evening 
of each week in Druid’s Hall. 

F. Wank a, Secretary, 162 North Main st. 

Mazzini Grove No. 78, Meets Thursday evening 
of each week in Druid’s Hall. 

P. Fumo, Secretary, 619 North Hill st. 

Morton Grove Nz. 6‘i. Meets Monday evening of 
each week in Druid’s Hall. 

J. Viole, Secretary, 427 North Main st. 

Orange Grove No. 122. Meets Thursday evening 
of each week in Druid’s Hall. 

C. P. Coakley, Secretary, 1036 East 33rd st. 


Court Olive, No. 39. Meets every Monday at 330% 
S uth Broadway. Paul Judson, Chief Ranger. 
L. Zinnamoii, Fin. See’y, 244 So. Broadway. 

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Vallejo Maccabees will Dedi¬ 
cate their Pavilion. 

The first annual ball of Vallejo Tent 
No. 46, K. O. T. M., will be held at 
the pavilion in Vallejo on the evening* 
of February 1st. Invitations have 
been issued to knig*hts all over the 
state, and it is intended for a dedica¬ 
tion of the pavilion as the headquar¬ 
ters for pleasure in Vallejo. Lodge; 
Echoes is pleased to acknowledge the 
receipt of tickets for the occasion from 
the hands of Deputy State Commander 
Frank B. Tichenor. 


“Well, wife, I’ve been down to the village, 
Dropped in at the bank, by the way, 

To pay the last cent of the mortgage 
That makes the old farm clear today. 

Then after that business was finished 
1 called on a few old-time friends, 

Aiid talked about crops and the weather, 

And a number of odds and ends; 

And among the things my friends talked of 
Was one that set me a-thinkin’, 

'Twas the matter of life protection 
To men when their chips are passed in. 

“There are hundreds of men takin' chances 
O11 life, without heed for their end! 

Taking no care for their families, 

And heedless of money they spend 
In numerous ways for self pleasure 
With haruiy a thought ior those 
Who helped them to bear life’s burdens. 

And been true thro’ life to its close. 

There was one chap, a stranger to all. 

Who brought these thoughts right to my heart, 
And l thought how you and the children 
Would be left if death should us pari. 

“ This chap was a lodge organizer, 

For one of those orders that pay 
Five hundred to three thousand dollars 
To you when death calls me away. 

And wife, I just signed for the limit. 

Passed examination all right, 

And with a large number of others 
Will join the lodge started tonight. 

In addition to life protection 
There are social features as well 
That old-line insurance don’t furnish, 

And other fine features they tell. 

“That night in the little old cabin, 

On the farm with the world at rest 
The old couple slumbered peacefully; 

Their slumbers were certainly blest, 

One thankful in doing his duty 
For his wife and dear ones at home, 

The other thanked God for the new light 
That into the home life had come. 

And Pm sure that up there in heaven 
I he angels looked down in delight, 

And smiled a benign benediction 
On that happy couple that night. 

--A. H. S. Perkins, in the Fraternal Brotherhood.